"...an endearing, droll watch that will put you in a good mood."  -Bobby LePire, Film Threat

"It’s well crafted, well acted, and extremely clever."

-The Utah Film Awards

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - Beloit Internationa
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Strasburg Film Fest
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Ojai Film Festival
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - KC FILM FEST Intern
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dances with Films -
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Deany, awkward but heartfelt, is on the brink of an emotional meltdown after being dumped by Tom. When her abusive boss, Maxine, fires her for a minor infraction, Deany snaps and strangles Maxine – arguably in self-defense.

Panicked, Deany decides to bury the body in Tom’s backyard, thinking he’s on vacation with his new girlfriend, Angela. As Deany digs, the lights flip on - the couple has returned and is hosting a dinner party that night to announce their recent engagement. Angela mistakes Deany’s presence and Deany finds herself a guest at the party, with dead Maxine in the trunk.

To Deany, this is the perfect opportunity to win Tom back. With the unwitting help of his estranged brother, Myron, Deany gets to work.

 
 

THE FILMMAKERS

Allison Volk is an actress and filmmaker based in Southern California. A prolific and enthusiastic playwright and screenwriter, many of her short films and plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles, Ms. Volk finally made her directing debut with the short fantasy/drama WHAT KATY DID in 2018 and is eager to direct her first feature film. 

 

Her dark action comedy feature script TIGER WOMAN won Best Screenplay at the Utah Film Awards 2018 and was recently adapted into a comic book published by Clover Press in 2020. 

 

Ms. Volk also co-founded The City Shakespeare Company in Santa Monica where she served as co-artistic director for three years.

Mikael Kreuzriegler is a director and cinematographer of features, documentaries, shorts and commercials, and a full-time faculty member at Loyola’s School of Film and Television. His work has been screened at the Berlinale, the Sundance Film Festival, the Directors Guild of America and many film festivals around the world. His two previous feature films are THE GODS OF GARBAGE (based on Austrian author Peter Turrini’s famously provocative play RAT CHASE), and a film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic tragedy HEDDA GABLER.

 

"A film with both clever caustic comedy and a quirky leading lady (writer/actress to watch Allison Marie Volk)!"

-Why So Blu